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HCM City Police apprehend drug ring, seizing drugs

Update: December, 16/2013 - 14:05
Five members of the ring, led by Vo Thi Ngoc Hanh, 42, of HCM City's District 1, were arrested.— Photo phapluatxahoi
HCM CITY (VNS)— HCM City police on Saturday arrested members of a drug ring in District 1, seizing seven cakes of heroin – weighing 2.2 kilos, 284 grams of methamphetamine and over 6.5 kilos of other drugs.

Five members of the ring, led by Vo Thi Ngoc Hanh, 42, of HCM City's District 1, were arrested. They are members of the same family, according to officials.

While searching Hanh's home, police found 1.1 kilos of heroin, while an additional 0.68 kilos of heroin and 20 gram of methamphetamine were discovered at other gang members' homes.

An initial investigation showed that the drugs were hidden in gang members' homes in District 1 and then sold to drug users in District 7 and District 8. Each day, the gang sold some two cakes of heroin. — VNS

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